Category Archives: Tech

Congratulations, Globe!

I just want to congratulate my generous sponsor for being considered as Frost & Sullivan’s Mobile Service Provider of the Year!

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Globe Telecom was honored as Frost & Sullivan Philippines Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2013 following its remarkable performance in 2012 despite intense competition in mobile markets. Receiving the award (as shown in photo) is Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu (right) from Nitin Bhat, Frost & Sullivan Partner and Head of Consulting. The leading telecommunications company was also recognized by the business consulting firm as Philippines Emerging Infrastructure-as-a-Service Vendor of the Year. Continue reading

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Globe Telecom mySUPERPLAN hailed as Most Innovative Telecom Project in 16th Telecom Asia Awards

Globe My Super Plan trophy

Let’s congratulate our most generous sponsor for winning the Most Innovative Telco Project for SUPERPLAN. It’s the most flexible plan available in the country (and I think in the world as well!) So congratulations, Globe! Hope you come up with more innovative and creative plans like this :) Continue reading

12 Days: Apple playing Santa!

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And it’s here… Finally it’s Christmas in five days. Come to think of it, I still haven’t posted about my Annual Holiday Wishlist… Soon, though. But Apple looks like they figured out what you want with the 12 Days App! I dunno though why it starts on December 26 rather than the 13th, but who cares? It still is free apps/music/who knows what from everybody’s no-longer-secret Santa!

So if I were you before the servers get crammed, go download it now. And let’s all have a happy holidays!

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For now, they’re giving away Rod Stewart’s music video of Let It Snow! If it’s your thing, then go figure. Y’all know how I feel about Christmas tunes… So yeah. Hahahaha!

Living Organized

UPDATE: Living Organized app is NOW FREE in iOS until Jan. 2, 2013 and also at the Google Play Store for an indefinite time! Go download now :)

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And it’s the most wonderful time of the year… You can sing all the songs about Christmas but you ain’t denyin’ that it is the busiest, single most hectic month of the year. Your boss rings your phone every five minutes, your dad, or mom, or both needs a couple of your advice for this gift, and you still need to plan that fucking Christmas/New Year/Reunion party. You don’t wanna end up being the haggard fag on your party that’s why you need an app to aid you in your schedule gone wild.

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And my choice of schedule-that-shit app is Living Organized. I got this for free during Black Friday, and it’s been keeping my schedule tame for around two-three weeks already… I’m about to tell you how it works… First, let’s remember that it requires you to make an account online so your schedule is backed up on cloud, and a passcode to make it secure.

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The interface is quite simple. You can enter your to-do’s at TASKS, personal data at VAULT, tick off your CHECKLISTS, upload important FILES, record your daily EXPENSES, Aand even create a day-to-day DIARY. A unique function of this app is that you can share content to partners. But it kinda requires payment… ‘Round 99 cents.

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In the Tasks tab, you can indicate your task and assign people, or share to partners, complete with date, time, and location. It also syncs with your calendar so Living Organized can alert you.

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Same goes with the Vault and Files tab. Every information you add can be shared to partners. Isn’tit convenient.

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Same goes with Expenses. You can input your expenses with description, timestamp, and location.

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What else? Of course we have the Diary app which helps you keep track of your day in the personal basis!

In summary, here’s how the Living Organized can help you :)

Living Organized is available in the App Store for $9.99, but I got it for free! Heard also, that it’s coming soon to Android! If it weren’t free, I would’ve bought it still just because I can do so much with it…

And there’s no hassle planning that holiday whatnot party. Or any party for that matter. Don’t be the stressed party planner who never enjoys his/her own party! And to think, it’s more than party planning… You can now have a one-stop tool to manage your schedule :)

Of course, even better, ’cause they use cloud backup, it’s even more effective with Globe Mobile Data Services! Click here to know more about their data plans and promos.

Happy Holidays everyone!

TATTOO BLACK

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I ain’t jokin’ when I told you BLACK is my favorite color. On anything. Coke zero is black. Marlboro black is, well, black. I have mostly black fashion pieces I can qualify as a goth. Less emo, please. AND I WOULD TOTALLY DIG GLOBE TATTOO BLACK.

LTE is finally within our reach, and I am proud to be a Globe subscriber, that it’s the first of its kind here in the country!!! Read on for more details, and how you can score exlcusive tickets to the hottest DJ parties in town!

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The Ultimate Punchdrunk Panda Blogger Hangout!

This will be the fourth blogger hangout that I will be with Punchdrunk Panda, and I am just so happy they keep on inviting me (hehe!) And this time around, it’s the biggest one there is in the history of funkifying the world with quirky cool stuff!

It was held at the new Pino – Pipino restaurant and bar at Jupiter street in Makati. Hands down for this group for always making the best grub in town! The last time in Pipino at Malingap street in Teacher’s Village was amazing. And so is this one. ONE PROOF: I have no photos of the food (hehe and sorry!)  because each time the food comes in, it magically finds it way to our mouths. TRUE STORY. This is why we are not dedicated food bloggers, haha!

Anyway, on its fourth wave of blogger hangouts already, Punchdrunk Panda (also, PdP) introduced its new batch of skimmers and camera straps! If you’re still not familiar with PdP, you’re in for some quirky and cool fun!

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Light Years

Shutterbug

First up, Manix Abrera (of the Kikomachine Komix fame!) designed a pair of guys’ skimmers, and camera straps (another favorite from PdP!) I really like how it became an extension of his work from the graphic novel world and a fan would instantly buy it. After the whole hangout, everyone was busy buying their own Shutterbug camera straps and had it signed by Manix himself!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:49 PMDiego Mapa

Intergalactic Duet with Dan Matutina

Diego Mapa of two-man band Tarsius, one of our artists from Anteroom Sessions 1 and 2, together with graphic designer Dan Matutina, designed this galactic pair of skimmers. What’s unique with this pair is that with its postcard (each product comes with a postcard with a message from the artist) is a QR code of Diego Mapa’s original soundtrack for Graphika Manila! It’s an intense intergalactic medley of art!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:52 PMNemo Aguila

Nemonita

Nemonito

Nemo Aguila‘s character designs are to die for! It kinda reminds me of some PdP products with monsters – yepp, you’re right Rob Cham’s Monsters – but now in a different dimension and apparently adaptation of Nemo’s name! Cool work, bruh!

Nov 7, 2012, 3:53 PMJen “Master Panda” Horn

Stamp Collector

Jen Horn‘s love for travel have successfully transcended into her designs and et voila, the Stamp Collector is a mirage of travel visa stamps! It’s my frustration to travel more frequently, and buying this maybe will psyche its way into my life. I don’t know but you, but isn’t that how the law of attraction works?

Nov 7, 2012, 3:59 PMAlessandra Lanot

Eat Your Vegetables

Alessandra Lanot, or fondly Alessa of Pipino, is a vegan. YES, folks, a real one! I didn’t think vegans exist too, until I met her! I have nothing against vegetables, in fact I love them, but you cannot deprive me of my meat (sorry, Alessa!) So Alessa’s work is demanding you to eat your vegetables instead! Haha mai-connect lang, labo! Featured in this artwork is NOT only Alessa’s love for vegetables, but also her watercolor skills that kill! You didn’t even notice it’s watercolor, yes?

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Some of the artists from this collection were not able to join us, so here are their works of funkifying art!


Splash by Lady Krystle Tanmantiong & Anna Oposa

Save the Philippine Seas-inspired, definitely! This artwork definitely shows us how beautiful the sea is even in a small canvas like a shoe. Wear it and be a proud planeteer!


Bob-eye the Referee by Apol Sta. Maria

Another playful artwork in a pair of skimmers? It’s just so PdP I love it! I love how collaborations show the different facets of a brand through different artists as well!

Geoglyphs by Nathania Gail Go

We’d love to see Gail here, but she’s funkifying the other end of the world. But yay for her work which I think means “art on stone.” It’s a naturally occurring formation on rocks! Cool new information, huh? And oh, love the contrasting colors!

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I love blogger hangouts! It’s simple and intimate and ultimately I get to know the brand and other bloggers as well. It’s fun to see familiar faces too from our previous blogger hangouts :)

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Pino’s signature wall art is very tempting for camwhoring. Or we’re just camwhores I think. Say hi to Margarita Queen Tin Rementilla with me on the photo! Di po kami nag-usap sa outfit haha

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Where the boys at? Near me. Hehe. Say hi to Paul the PR Guy and Seph Cham of Love Chic.

Look how big the PdP family already is *tears!* Really thankful to be part of this team and group of bloggers! Much love from moi!

Manix on the Pino wall! Artist on action, *camera click*

The Pandas Nica, Jen, and Pauline with honorary Panda Alessa!

Also, let’s congratulate Pino for being part of Juice.ph’s Juice 50: The Ultimate List of Things to Do, Eat, Drink, Buy and Try In and Out of the Metro! You deserve it guys!

Photos courtesy of Pauline Santillan. Thanks, girl!

A zoo this cute must be kept by a cute zookeeper

Nah, disregard my title. My titles keeps on getting weirder and sometimes bordering on the naught, I know…

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But, all I wanna zpazz about is this cute and simple game from the App Store! It was the featured app last week, and I really really am sorry for not sharing immediately when I saw it. Think it’s not free anymore, but there’s no harm in checking again, haha!

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I can’t get over how CUTE this game is! Though it will most prolly remind you of the game Bejewelled, which if you don’t know where have you been hiding all these years, seriously?

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There’s a story to boot…

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And more cuteness! When the time is almost up, all the animals in the zoo wiggles (oh, I love seeing that!) but it’s so hard to screencap while playing so yeah, get it and see it for yourself, hehe…Nov 10, 2012, 3:00 AM

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Who doesn’t have a knack for 8-bit graphic games here? This could be a great addition to your collection, along with Tiny Tower, Pocket Planes, and Sandbox!

 

MB, what?

Who’s a fan of Johnoy Danao here? Yes, he’s the composer-singer who toured the Moonleaf Tea Shop chain and who sang the jingle above. Listen to this beautifully composed song (which sticks to your ears, really) explaining how to use your internet efficiently and wisely!

Learn and enjoy, folks!

Tap out pain!

Oct 19, 2012, 12:43 PM

The country’s first augmented reality game of its kind – Ibufluid Medicol Advance’s Tap Out Pain. Tap Out Pain is the latest installment in Medicol’s Advance Rewards Program (check out Medicol.ph), which makes winning super super easy. Simple social actions like tweeting or rating photos immediately enable you to win cool lifestyle prizes like an iPad, Samsung S2 and various GCs.

Sep 25, 2012, 5:45 PM

I really like the cute character designs and how they represent each pain! Uh, not pertaining to that pain… NO EMO ALLOWED HAHA!

Sep 25, 2012, 5:44 PM

The skulldriver is my ultimate enemy outside of this app. I’d have emotions while killing this mofo. Hahaha talk about getting real about it!

Sep 25, 2012, 5:43 PM

This one’s my favorite, really showed you what a cramp is!

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Unfortunately, it’s only available on Android. I wish they made one for iOS, though. You can download the app on Google Play here.

Oct 19, 2012, 12:43 PM

How to start? Players just have to initially purchase specially marked MEDICOL ADVANCE 5’s Pack at Mercury Drugstore and Watsons Pharmacy. Then they simply register at Medicol.ph, enter the scratch code found on the Ibufluid MEDICOL ADVANCE 5’s pack, scan the special TAPOUT PAIN barcode to unleash one of the Pain Monsters, and it’s game on!

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Vintique is App of The Weeque

Haha, idk why I typed that, but it just rhymes and it sounds good. LOL!

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Ayway, this week, the App Store introduced its App of the Week featuring Vintique. At first glance Vintique looks like your usual Instagram shit – filters, frames, and that kind of stuff you see going on almost every Instagram-inspired app. But Vintique is different. It has more filters, and it has Photoshop-level powers! I think photographers who don't have time to open their laptops to edit their photos can take advantage of this app. It has saturation, temperature, tint, hue, exposure, and gamma levels available for tweaking if you're one OC photographer.

What I don't know is if it's a paid app before it became App of the Week. It wouldn't hurt to download it now, just in case it is though, haha.

You can download Vintique directly on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad here:

https://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/vintique/id544556782?mt=8

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